Category Archives: Startups
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re startup could use more money. You haven’t opened your doors yet but your plans require more money than you have so you’re going to have to pinch some pennies. Here are a few ways to cut some expenses and save money before your business opens.
You know the saying—“nice guys finish last”, but as an entrepreneur that probably isn’t the case. Sure, you have to be an astute negotiator and a salesperson who is willing to work for the sale but there are plenty of reasons to be known as the nice guy (or woman) to your customers.
Retiring from work is not what it used to be. Longer life expectancies translate into a couple of decades or more of retirement…and not just for individuals who retire young. Making productive use of free time during retirement has led many people to start new businesses.
While working long hours as an investment banker in London, Anna Jerstrom would relax for a moment by imagining herself on a surfing trip. Her love of surfing began on a vacation to Costa Rica in 2009. Jerstrom decided to try the sport that year by attending a surfing camp.
A well-know perk of working in Silicon Valley is the food spreads that companies provide for employees. Private chefs at the large organizations assure that meals are available so workers don’t have to leave the corporate campus. A smaller startup operation can’t afford a chef on staff, but still must attract employees by offering the [...]
Entrepreneur Discovers That a New Company With a Novel Product Can Compete Against Established Brands
Entrenched market brands don’t deter someone with a bright idea from starting a new company. An ideal example is Sabrina Guillebeaux, the creator of Claspies. She incorporated a business after deciding upon the catchy name for her cleaver style of underwear.
By adding a little flavor to an old product, an entrepreneur can attract customers to the offerings of a new business. This technique is widely utilized by the creators of innovative restaurant cuisine. Recently, manufacturers of new foods and beverages are using flavorful choices for appealing to consumers.
Tax-exempt entities are referred to as “non-profit” organizations, but they are truly big business operations generating a lot of money by serving a public benefit. Two Los Angeles entrepreneurs recently launched a new online company for charitable fundraising.
What do you think about your cell phone service? Do you like the two year contract, the credit check and the time it takes to get the phone set up? If you’re like other consumers, you’re tired of the contracts. In many industries contracts are a thing of the past because customers want more control [...]
Remember when you were a child? As children, often the biggest care is when friends are coming over or how many days until a new video game is released. As children we also have plenty of time to learn and as adults, we can look back and remember that learning new skills as a child [...]